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Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida is dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of children. The Shands Hospital for Children at UF represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. Accordingly, we are dedicated to excellence and providing you with top-tier service. While our patient care services are focused upon improving the health of Florida’s children, through medical education and biomedical research we hope to improve children's lives within the greater Gator Nation and around the world.

Should we fall short of your expectations in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Scott Rivkees, Chairman

Read more about the Department of Pediatrics at UF

The Pulse of Pediatrics Newsletter

News & Events

Donna Parker, M.D., Inducted into Chapman Society and Recipient of Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Apr 24th, 2014

Dr. Parker was one of only two faculty members in the entire University College of Medicine selected by medical students to be inducted into the Chapman Society, which is bestowed […]

David Weinstein, M.D., Receives 2014 University of Florida College of Medicine Clinical Research Award

Apr 24th, 2014

This special award recognizes a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions in the area of clinical research. Dr. Weinstein has developed the world’s leading program in the treatment and […]